online bug search in Uniface.info
Author: email@example.com (Adrian Gosbell)
After a false start, we are close to getting the known bug list, with a search engine hosted on Uniface.info. I'm hoping Tim will set it live this week. Those of us who have been around Uniface for a while will remember this used to be available on previous sites, and even delivered in the product. It's something we wanted to make available here but we had to work through a number of challenges. Access will require the user to be a registered member of Uniface.info and to be logged in. The source of the lists will be updated on a Saturday evening (Amsterdam time zones) and the re-indexing will take a number of hours and could cause the site to slow down. We determined Saturday evening is probably the minimal impact time to do this. The lists are will go back to the Uniface 7 era, but there isn't a hard cut off separating between a particular version, we just wanted to ensure we had Uniface 9 covered. If the re-indexing or overall performance of the search starts to drop, we'll purge the older issues. We think the search engine, and the results are working pretty well based on our testing, I think I've mentioned this previously, but we're trying to stay with out of the box functionality for this site so that we don't run into issues with upgrades. One thing we did tweak within the search was the display sequence is from the highest to the lowest bug number. This implies that newer issues will be listed first. The data comes from one of our internal systems, and we know some of the text might not be completely perfect, for most of the team, English is the second (or third) language, for example at the moment I can only think of one native English speaker in development, and knowing where he comes from, even that's open to debate. Feedback is welcome, we'll fix up blatant errors, but trivial things won't be treated as a priority.